It’s that time again to celebrate Oktoberfest in the Southwest! Oktoberfest is traditionally a 16 day festival that is held every year in Munich, Germany. This tradition began in 1810 when Bavaria’s Prince Ludwig married Theresa of Saxony, and a huge party was held to celebrate the nuptials. This celebration was so well received they decided to have it the following year and the tradition continued from there. Since then the festival has been held on the exact same field in Germany known as Theresienwiese (Theresa’s Meadow) and is host to approximately 6 million people a year.
Fortunately, German immigrants brought this wonderful tradition to our country and now you too can raise your stein and celebrate German culture in the valley of the sun.
So, get ready to celebrate your German Pride in Scottsdale on October 13th for the Muller-Kuhrs Oktoberfest presented by Fry’s at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on 7555 N. Pima Road. The event runs from 9:00am to 11:00pm and general admission tickets are $10 with free admission for children 12 and under. This is Scottsdale; so of course there are VIP tickets available for $100 which includes an open bar and a Carraba’s buffet.
The German Celebration starts off with a morning Happy Hour with half priced drinks from 9-11:30am, and for those interested in sampling a selection of beers from around the world a beer tasting for only $10 that includes your choice of eight 3oz samples. There will also be tons of German inspired family fun with entertainment, food, and a kid zone so the children can take part in the celebration. For the Adults there will be live music, a local brew contest, WARFIT competition, and Bags Tournament with a $5,000 grand prize.
Mark your calendars and join the city of Scottsdale in celebrating German culture and pride at Oktoberfest 2012.